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Arts Based Research is ideal for students, researchers, and practitioners. This unique book provides a framework for broadening the domain of qualitative inquiry in the social sciences by incorporating the arts as a means of better understanding and rethinking important social issues. In the book's 10 thought-provoking chapters, authors Tom Barone and Elliot W. Eisner--pioneers in the field--address key aspects of arts based research, including its purpose and fundamental ideas, controversies that surround the field and the politics and ethics involved, and key criteria for evaluation.

Who Can Be the Audience for Arts Based Research?*
Who can be the audience for arts based research?

In this chapter, we discuss issues surrounding the audiences for arts based research. In particular, we wonder about the ways in which arts based research might reach an expanded audience, one that includes members of an audience who do not reside only in the academy.

We believe that the potential audiences for works of arts based social research are no doubt more varied than the actual audiences for quantitative and qualitative social science have been in the past. In the academy, hopes for career advancement, along with sheer habit, have ensured that social scientists write primarily toward professional colleagues, fellow members of circumscribed discursive communities who converse in what ...

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